SD International wants to make an impact in the U.S. with its Zeta private brand tire line. Manufactured by Qingdao Sentury Tire Co. Ltd. in Thailand, Zeta is being marketed as a third-tier replacement tire
Have you ever felt the only way to grow your business is to build more bays? Or have you ever walked into the shop in the afternoon and froze at the sight of empty bays when the morning seemed so busy?
The tire market in the UK and Europe can be a very unpredictable and challenging business environment in which to work. That makes the achievement of anyone completing 60 years in the industry as one of the UK’s most successful business entrepreneurs even more remarkable.
Almost nothing I can think of could have more influence in our industry than a sales person at a sales counter who understands the power of influence.
Online selling has squeezed the profits out of custom wheel sales for Damon Nielson. To compensate for the tight margins, he and his sales staff bundle wheels, tires and lift kits into packages for their customers.
Now that my father has been out the tire business for almost a decade, he’s learning all kinds of interesting details regarding our after hours activities at the shop when we were kids. One of my personal favorites was the practice of strategically positioning scrap tires in the scrap tire trailer so they could be easily retrieved and installed on a friend’s car.
Autonomous vehicle technology is on its way. In 2004, the best performing autonomous car was only able to travel 7.5 miles. Now, we are seeing incredible technology take the same roads as human-driven automobiles.
Leonardo Da Vinci may have been the first person to love his car. He invented the first self-propelled vehicle in 1478. Had it ever advanced past the drawing board stage, however, it would have been driverless. The invention had neither a steering wheel nor a seat! Da Vinci was evidently fond of the vehicle, not driving it.
According to the results of our survey, demand for passenger and light truck replacement tires was up marginally in November primarily due to a better economic backdrop for consumers including higher employment levels and low fuel prices.
All the pieces were in place for a robust year for America’s tire dealers. Falling gasoline prices. More miles driven. Improving labor markets and an expanding car parc.
On behalf of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL), I would like to thank you for your support. As the recipient from Alpio Barbara of Redwood General Tire, your 2016 Tire Dealer of the Year, your donation of $4,750 is an investment in the youth of San Mateo County.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2006-2016 Toyota Tacoma is designed to provide warning when tire inflation pressure of one or more tires (including the spare tire) is low. A tire pressure monitor valve sub-assembly equipped with a tire pressure sensor/transmitter is installed in each tire and wheel assembly.
The Twitter hashtag for the new ExtremeContact Sport is #track2street. Continental Tire the Americas LLC means that literally.